MY NOTES FROM BIBLE 1 (black)

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MY NOTES FROM BIBLE 1 (black)

Here are some notes (in point form), that  I made many years ago in my black Bible given to me years ago by my dear sister Glenda in a very dark period of my life   when my “entire world/life” fell apart in a time where I had  “ NO God-consciousness” after rejecting God for much of my life (sorry, my good friends, Don and Lynda in spite of all your prayers over the years), thinking I could do anything on my own (“if it’s to be, it’s up to me”) .

It marked the start of a new journey. Since then the wisdom in this book has served to sustain, encourage  and inspire me since that time in the “deep, deep valley” of life.

As someone wrote, “we learn far more from our tears than from our laughter.”

Even though I’m still not what may be termed “religious” (way more “airey/fairey spiritually-minded”), I hope that these brief notes I jotted down in my first “baby-steps of faith. They  ”lit the way through reflecting and shining a light on part of my journey that is life – “the road less travelled from darkness to light” . No matter, where you may be on the journey, I hope they may do the same for you too

craig

March in the year 2013

PS: I have two other Bibles full of notes, which I’ll go through and put them in the new book

“Trust in the Lord with your heart

and lean not on your own understanding;

in all your ways acknowledge him

and he will make your paths straight.”*

– Proverbs 3:5-6 (NIV)

* and/or “direct our path and make the right way through life for you”

“‘For I know the plans I have for you:, declares the LORD, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. I will be fond by you,’declares the LORD.”

– Jeremiah 29:11-13

“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”

– Romans 8:28

“Be faithful until death and I will give you the crown of life.”

– Revelation 2:10

Jesus,

I surrender to you. Take my ‘little’ life and make something beautiful out of it.

I want to be used for Your Honour and Glory

Nov 1995

*

THE GOSPEL (Good News) OF GOD: THE HEART OF GOD

God always finishes what He starts.

God wants to satisfy our deepest spiritual needs.

A victorious heart

A blessing

Romans 8:28

Romans 10:9

You’ll hear God speak through these pages

You get a positive feeling letting Him guide you

*

THE CHARACTER OF JESUS

He was compassionate, humble, meek and mild…yet strong.

He treated the poor with respect, children with love and tenderness, and accepted ALL the way they were.

He was pure, selfless, sinless with immeasurable mercy, love and grace.

Had utmost integrity. He always saw the best in people, calling (inviting) them to be the highest (best) they could become.

*

“When our charm wears off, we need character.”

Jesus said: You shall know people by the fruit that they bear: fruits like compassion, justice, righteousness, forgiveness, reconciliation and so on.”

*

“Jesus is a soul with a body.”

In Jesus God became man.  Jesus, “Author of Reconciliation”  was the human face of God. He was totally human, yet also totally divine.

It is upon FAITH that you will build the Kingdom.

Through your faith you enter the kingdom of God.

My Grace is sufficient for you.

The Gospel of Thomas (read)

Thomas directs each disciple to discover the light within.

Jesus said: “If you bring forth what is within you, what you have will save you.”

V 70

and ‘Whoever finds self is worth more than the world.”

*

SOME THOUGHTS ABOUT GOD

“The chief end of man is to glorify God and enjoy Him forever.”

– Westminster Confession

1. Know that God is continually involved in your life every single day. A Sovereign God, of All Knowledge and Power knows exactly our mind and our needs.

2. God works every circumstance for our ultimate good. Let His will be done.

“Let go, let God, let good.”

3. No matter your circumstances and what’s happened to you, you CAN have confidence about the future.

Jesus said: You shall know people by the fruit that they bear: fruits like compassion, justice, righteousness, forgiveness, reconciliation and so on.”

“Everyone who is called by my name,

whom I created for my glory,

who I formed and made.”

Isiah 43:7

“Lord, I acknowledge that I am a sinner. I believe that Jesus died in my place, paying the sin debt I owed, and  then rose from the dead. I receive Him as my personal Saviour and surrender control of my life to You. Please show me how to live for You, walk with You and know You better each day.

Amen

( from “very heavy heavy serious” US Christian preacher, Charles Stanley)

A  cknowledge

B  elieve

C  onfess

Inner change is expressed through outside changes.

Inner change is expressed by outside actions

Jesus makes God real to me  

The spoken Word – message of God

the truth of the living word of God, as inspired by man’s love of God

It’s the story of God’s redemption.

God is speaking to you directly. God speaks to us through His word- delights. His revelation, His truth, His understanding- absolutely indestructible

There’s no book that causes so much discussion, controversy, yet is so inexhaustible in it’s depth and ability to IMPACT people.

“Drink/breathe the breath of life into them (people)”

It the Bible is the most precious thing you can hold in your hand- it has affected and continues to affect people throughout the world…as a guide to good living.

“I want to be used by You for Your Honour and Glory. Be a testimony to the power of hope and faith to build bridges between people.”

7th April in the year 2006

*

APPENDIX

To read:

Matthew 7:12

Luke 23:33-34

John 1: 11-13

John 2: 13.17

John 13:1-17

Romans 5:8-

Romans 8:28

Romans 10:9

John 1:11- 13

Proverbs 3:5-6

Collossians 3:23

peace

Isiaih 9:6

Matt:5:9

John 14:27

Jeremiah 29:11-13 (pg 881)

Daniel 12:3-4

Luke 9:62

Phillip 1:6

Rev 2:10

Rev 21:5,6

Shared by “an inspiration distributer”

“And He who was seated on the throne said, ‘I am making everything new!’ Then he said,”Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.’

He said to me: ‘It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. To him who is thirsty I will give to drink without  cost  from the spring of he water of life. He who overcomes will inherit all this, and I will be his God and he will be my son.”

– Revelation 21:5-6

“Those who are wise will shine like the brightness of the heavens, and those who lead many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever.”

Daniel 12:3-4

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Author: craig lock

from http://www.selfgrowth.com/experts/craig_lock.html About the Author Craig has a 'passion' for writing books that tell stories about people doing positive things in this often so hard, sometimes unkind world, occasionally cruel, yet always amazing world - true stories that leave the reader feeling uplifted, empowered and hopefully even inspired. https://www.createspace.com/3779691/ and http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4 Craig Lock loves to encourage and empower people to be the best they can possibly be, and to create what they want in life. Craig has learnt plenty from the "school of life" (still "battered and bruised") and also from a few "hard knocks on the head". He is an extensive world traveller (on a "shoestring budget") and failed professional emigrater who has spent most of his life’s savings on airfares. He is still sliding down the razor blade of life on the beautiful undiscovered island that is New Zealand, somewhere near the bottom (rude!) of the world near Antarctica. There he talks to the 60 million sheep! Craig has been involved in the corporate world (life assurance) for over twenty years in South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. However, through a strange set of circumstances and finding himself in a small town near the bottom of the world ...and with nothing else to do, he started writing. That was five years ago. Five published books later and having written another twenty manuscripts (on widely differing subjects - well what else is there to do here?)... this is where Craig is in the "journey/adventure" that is life. Craig has taught at the local Polytechnic, as well as running a successful creative writing course (not teaching sheep!). He was the author of (as far as we know) the first creative writing course on the internet Craig has many varied interests and passions. He is particularly interested in the field of psychology – studying the human mind and what makes different people "tick-tock grandfather clock". He is fascinated by the "overlap between psychology and the dimension of spirituality". One of his missions in life is helping people make the most of their hidden potential and so finding their niche in life... so that they are happy. Craig’s various books probably tell more about his rather "eventful" life best (no one could believe it!). He writes books with serious messages and themes, then as a contrast "rather crazy, wacky stuff"…to keep him sane here. As an ‘anonymouse’ person wrote: "All of us are born mad; some of us remain so." Well nothing else much happens in quiet provincial New Zealand, other than headlines like "Golf Ball Thrown at Policeman" and "Beach Toilet Closed for Season.". True! from http://www.selfgrowth.com/experts/craig_lock.html Craig has a 'passion' for writing books that tell stories about people doing positive things in this often so hard, sometimes unkind world, occasionally cruel, yet always amazing world - true stories that leave the reader feeling uplifted, empowered and hopefully even inspired. https://www.createspace.com/3779691/ and http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4 from http://www.selfgrowth.com/experts/craig_lock.html and http://www.selfgrowth.com/experts/craig-lock Craig Lock loves to encourage and empower people to be the best they can possibly be, and to create what they want in life. Craig has learnt plenty from the "school of life" (still "battered and bruised") and also from a few "hard knocks on the head". He is an extensive world traveller (on a "shoestring budget") and failed professional emigrater who has spent most of his lifes savings on airfares. He is still sliding down the razor blade of life on the beautiful undiscovered island that is New Zealand, somewhere near the bottom (rude!) of the world near Antarctica. There he talks to the 60 million sheep! Craig has been involved in the corporate world (life assurance) for over twenty years in South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. However, through a strange set of circumstances and finding himself in a small town near the bottom of the world ...and with nothing else to do, he started writing. That was five years ago. Five published books later and having written another twenty manuscripts (on widely differing subjects - well what else is there to do here?)... this is where Craig is in the "journey/adventure" that is life. Craig has taught at the local Polytechnic, as well as running a successful creative writing course (not teaching sheep!). He was the author of (as far as we know) the first creative writing course on the internet Craig has many varied interests and passions. He is particularly interested in the field of psychology – studying the human mind and what makes different people "tick-tock grandfather clock". He is fascinated by the "overlap between psychology and the dimension of spirituality". One of his missions in life is helping people make the most of their hidden potential and so finding their niche in life... so that they are happy. Craig’s various books probably tell more about his rather "eventful" life best (no one could believe it!). He writes books with serious messages and themes, then as a contrast "rather crazy, wacky stuff"…to keep him sane here. As an ‘anonymouse’ person wrote: "All of us are born mad; some of us remain so." Well nothing else much happens in quiet provincial New Zealand, other than headlines like "Golf Ball Thrown at Policeman" (it missed, btw!) and "Beach Toilet Closed for Season." True! The various books* that Craig “felt inspired to write” are available at ebooks (digital books) http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4 http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=la_B005GGMAW4_sr?rh=i:books&field-author=Craig+Lock Paperbacks (see https://goldendawnpublishing.wordpress.com/2016/12/20/paperback-writer/ and https://wanttowriteabook.wordpress.com/2013/06/07/paperback-writer-the-beatles/ https://www.createspace.com/pub/simplesitesearch.search.do?sitesearch_query="craig+lock"&sitesearch_type=STORE https://www.amazon.com/Craig-Lock/e/B005GGMAW4/ref=pe_584750_33951330_sr_tc_2_0?qid=1476388259&sr=1-2-ent http://www.creativekiwis.com/index.php/books and http://goo.gl/vTpjk All proceeds go to needy and underprivileged children – MINE! “When the writer is no more , the value of your purchase will soar! “ “Together, one mind, one life (one small step at a time), let’s see how many people (and lives) we can encourage, impact, empower, enrich, uplift and perhaps even inspire to reach their fullest potentials…and strive for and perhaps one sunny day even achieve their wildest dreams.” PPS Don’t worry about the world ending today… as it’s already tomorrow in scenic and tranquil ‘little’ New Zealand

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  2. Hi
    CAN’T KEEP UP…BUT THANKS FOR THE “THANX”
    MANY MORE COMMENTS OVERNIGHT and many many hundreds of thousands already on this blog…true!) …so hope it’s not slowing down your loading speed!). Am really pleased you are enjoying my writings, as the reason I write is to share.
    Am having to remove many comments and so sorry can’t reply individually, but DO try to read as many as possible daily (in between writing new books).
    So “thanks for the thanx”

    “As we live and move and have our being, so from this vision, we create heaven in our own lives… and perhaps even heaven on earth.”
    – craig (as inspired by Acts 17:28 and the words of Felicia Searcy)

    “Aim at the earth and you may not get off the ground.
    “Aim at the stars and you may reach the moon.”
    “Aim at heaven and you’ll have earth thrown in…
    and you may even hit the stars.”
    – craig (as inspired by the famous quote by CS Lewis – 24th May 2012)

    “When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.”
    – Leonardo da Vinci

    “If a man is called to be a street-sweeper,
    he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
    or Beethoven composed music, or
    Shakespeare wrote poetry.
    He should sweep streets so well
    that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say,
    here lived a great street sweeper
    who did his job well.”
    – Dr Martin Luther King, Jr.
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    The various books that Craig “felt inspired to write” are available at: http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4 and and http://www.creativekiwis.com/amazon.htm

    All proceeds go to needy and underprivileged children –
    MINE!

    PPS

    Instead of trying to reply to each one of you, I’ll just keep on writing
    “If the doctor told me I had six minutes to live, I’d type a little faster.”

    “Let not our different beliefs set us apart as human beings, but rather let the Spirit of our shared humanity be what defines and unites us as common citizens of our planet.”
    – me

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  5. Thanks for the follow/link/like/reblog and/or kind thought(s)

    (but if you are following me, my close friends say it would be far more entertaining with a video-camera*!)

    * By the way, do they still make them in today’s ever-faster changing world..or is it all done with mobile phones?

    “total non-techno” c (who doesn’t possess a mobile phone, after a rather eventful’ experience some years back, whilst trying to walk and talk at the same time )

    Men…Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em!

    craig

    Thanks for the follow/link/like/reblog/comment and/or kind thought(s))

    Hi

    CAN’T KEEP UP…BUT THANKS FOR THE “THANX”
    I’ve had many many hundreds of thousands of comments on my various other WordPress blogs at https://craigsblogs.wordpress.com/2011/09/09/craigs-list-of-blogs-updated-sept-2011/
    in recent years …true!) …obsessive or WHAT! Am really pleased you are enjoying my writings, as the reason I write is to share. However I am unable to keep up with the comments and was spending entire days just on replies on my various blog pages.

    Though I’m rather “driven”, I still get really, really fatigued (there’s a few books there). so sorry can’t reply individually to all you good people scattered around the planet, but DO try to read as many as possible daily (and even moderate a few when I get a “mo”), I got swamped with comments on my various blogs, so have had to close them off on all of my blogs, except for one or two of particular interest to me – sorry and hope you can understand.

    * “Don’t bend; don’t water it down; don’t try to make it logical; don’t edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly.”

    ~ Franz Kafka

    I do really appreciate your liking, linking to and/or following this blog (and “writing in”), so “thanks for the thanx”

    “As we live and move and have our being, so from this vision, we create heaven in our own lives… and perhaps even heaven on earth.”
    – craig (as inspired by Acts 17:28 and the words of Felicia Searcy)

    “Aim at the earth and you may not get off the ground.a
    “Aim at the stars and you may reach the moon.”
    “Aim at heaven and you’ll have earth thrown in…
    and you may even hit the stars.”
    – craig (as inspired by the famous quote by CS Lewis – 24th May 2012)

    “When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.”
    – Leonardo da Vinci

    When (or if ever) you arrive in heaven, let faith, hope and love be the wings that carried you there.”

    – as adapted from the inspiring words of Jonathan Edwards, former minister in New England, Massachusetts

    “The Greatest Race: Living by (with) faith, hope and love is the highest podium any person can reach, God’s podium that anyone stand on.”
    – c

    “Having pursued the goals, the dreams set before us and run the race with persistence and endurance, after giving it all. Then one day standing on the summit of life, breathing in the pure sweet oxygen of achievement, totally satisfied in running the greatest race, the race of life one that ANYONE can run and win.”

    from http://racetothechequeredflag.wordpress.com/
    and http://www.godandformula1.wordpress.com

    “If a man is called to be a street-sweeper,
    he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
    or Beethoven composed music, or
    Shakespeare wrote poetry.
    He should sweep streets so well
    that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say,
    here lived a great street sweeper
    who did his job well.”
    – Dr Martin Luther King, Jr.

    PPS
    Instead of trying to reply to each one of you, I’ll just keep on writing

    “If the doctor told me I had six minutes to live, I’d type a little faster.”

    The various books* that Craig “felt inspired to write” are available at http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4

    http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=la_B005GGMAW4_sr?rh=i%3Abooks&field-author=Craig+Lock

    https://www.createspace.com/pub/simplesitesearch.search.do?sitesearch_query=%22craig+lock%22&sitesearch_type=STORE

    http://www.creativekiwis.com/index.php/books
    and http://goo.gl/vTpjk

    All proceeds go to needy and underprivileged children –
    MINE!

    “When the writer is no more , the value of your purchase will soar! ”

    Don’t worry about the world ending today…
    as it’s already tomorrow in scenic and tranquil ‘little’ New Zealand

    PPS

    “I wish you well on a rainy day
    I wish you rainbows to brighten your day
    To feel your quiet moments with a special kind of warmth
    to remind you that happiness can happen
    when you least expect it.

    I wish you rainbows to make you laugh and smile
    to show you the simple beauty of life
    and to give you the magic of dreams come true.

    I wish you rainbows
    I wish you well.”

    – Larry S. Chengges

    ”Since I can never see your face,
    And never shake you by the hand,
    I send my soul through time and space
    To greet you. You will understand.”

    – James Elroy Flecker (1884-1915)

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